Forbes Is Out With Its First-Ever List Of Cryptocurrency-Rich People!

Meet the miners who got the art of mining the digital currency just about right.

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You can run and you can hide, but you cannot escape the boom of the cryptocurrency. The digital currency has now become and thing not just amongst the top miners but also amongst retail investors like us.

Cryptocurrency made true the belief that money indeed can be made overnight. The investment in the digital currency earlier was considered as a shady and utopian. It drew a lot of flak from the traditional investor, for we’d all know Graham would have shaken his head in dismay. But over the time, from anti-establishment cypherpunks, electricity-guzzling “miners”, shrink-like Silicon Valley financiers, speculative holders to some traditional “buy-and-hold” investors, everybody is in the race to make the most of it!

The boom has certainly caught the attention of the Forbes’ folks who have finally come up with a maiden list of wealthiest people on the basis of their Cryptocurrency net worth.

The numbers are put together on the basis of proof-based holdings of cryptocurrencies, post-tax profits from trading crypto-assets and stakes in crypto-related businesses, as per the prices on Jan. 19, 2018.

Forbes admits of missing a few people out since it was a tedious process. The website concludes by saying, ‘Fortunes of this magnitude should never be allowed to lurk in the shadows.’

Take a look at the top 10 people on the list!

1) Chris Larsen – Cofounder, Ripple

Estimated Crypto Net Worth - $7.5 - $8 billion

 Source: express

2) Joseph Lubin – Cofounder, Ethereum and Founder of Consensys

Estimated Crypto Net Worth - $1 - $5 billion

 Source: cryptolive

3) Changpeng Zhao – CEO, Binance

Estimated Crypto Net Worth - $1.1 - $2 billion

 Source: btcmiami

4) Cameron & Tyler Winklevoss – Cofounders, Winklevoss Capital

Estimated Crypto Net Worth -$900 million - $1.1 billion

 Source: cnbc

5) Mathew Mellon – Individual investor

Estimated Crypto Net Worth - $900 million - $1 billion

 Source: hedgeco

6) Brian Armstrong – CEO, Coinbase

Estimated Crypto Net Worth - $900 million - $1 billion

 Source: fortune

7) Matthew Roszaq – Cofounder, Bloq and Founder of Tally Capital

Estimated Crypto Net Worth - $900 million - $1 billion

 Source: medium

8) Anthony Di Iorio - Cofounder, Ethereum and Founder of Jaxx and Decntral

Estimated Crypto Net Worth - $750 million - $1 billion

 Source: cointelegraph

9) Brock Pierce – Chairman, Bitcoin Foundation and Advisor of Block.one

Estimated Crypto Net Worth - $700 million - $1 billion

 Source: livemint

10) Michael Novogratz – CEO, Galaxy Digital

Estimated Crypto Net Worth - $700 million - $1 billion

 Source: bloomberg

Information source: forbes

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